School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Little Finlandia brings a forest in the centre of Helsinki

The temporary building at Töölönlahti Bay, housing Finlandia Hall’s functions during renovation, is a new wooden living room for citizens.

Sisäkuva väistötila Pikku-Finlandiassa, jossa näkyy viisi erilaista mäntypilaria rakennuksen tukipilareina

Current

Two models wearing grey solar cell clothing.
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Researchers developed invisible, machine-washable solar cell technology for clothing

The discrete nature of the cells protects them – and makes the clothes more attractive, the physics and design researchers say. Promising applications include work and outdoor clothing, and curtains which react to changes in the amount of light.
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Kone Foundation donates 800 000 euros to Aalto University's area of art and design

With this donation, the foundation wants to support research in the arts and artistic research in particular. The aim is to safeguard the diversity of disciplines and freedom of research in fields of education that have suffered from funding cuts and educational policy prioritisation.
Kuva: Heidi Fast
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Heidi Fast: 'When interaction is impossible, vocal work can help connect with psychiatric patients'

I claim series presents recent doctoral theses at School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
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Wood Studio meets with success in WantedDesign New York

Aalto University takes part in the international WantedDesign online exhibition 2022. WantedDesign is a platform for creative talent, and it organises digital exhibitions featuring great design from around the world.
Emilia Hernesniemi's documentary film Goodbye Tornio tells about Vilma, 18 years old high school graduate
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Emilia Hernesniemi's Goodbye Tornio won Jussi Award for Best Short Film

The Jussi Award was awarded for the first time to a student film.
QS-ranking tulos 2021
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Aalto University’s art & design continues to excel as 6th in the world

Six of Aalto’s fields reached the top 100 in the prestigious QS ranking

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

Students at campus

Meet our people

Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

GN!
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Games Now! Lectures 2021-22

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games. In GN! we dig deeper to what is current at the game scene – and what will happen in the near future.
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Campus Lectures and seminars

Sotera Seminar

Learn about the outcomes of the MonIA project in this seminar organized by Sotera Research group.
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Lectures and seminars

Alvar Aalto design seminar BIOSYMBIOSIS

9. kansainvälinen Alvar Aalto -designseminaari BIOSYMBIOSIS järjestetään 24.–25.5.2022
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Campus

School of Business art tour 24.5.

Register and get to know the public art collection at School of Business
ARTS 150

Donate to the 150-year-old School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Let's build a more sustainable future
Contact information: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo
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